Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More. Greg: One way is iPads.

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Google Classroom + Apple Classroom = The Complete iPad Classroom – From Ben Sondgeroth

EdTechTeacher

When schools deliver iPads into their classrooms, teachers often respond with two questions: how do I organize my students’ digital coursework and how will my classroom management change? Google Classroom. 3- Managing the iPad Classroom. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

Instead of a school purchasing an iPad and keyboard for all the students, what about a Chromebook and Nexus 7 for each student? An iPad starts at $500 and then add the case for $50 and keyboard for around $50 and you are at $600 for one device. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration. In lieu of being incredible pieces of hardware with significant learning potential, iPad adoption has produced uneven learning results thus far. Do something about iPad workflow!” by Noah Kravitz. Background.

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Collecting Student Work with Google Forms

ProfHacker

When I teach my writing course each fall, I have my students use Google Documents so that it’s easy to see an essay’s development over time. What makes this feature so useful to me, though, is that Google Forms creates a folder corresponding to the form.

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

To get started, a student will just scan the room using his or her digital device (like an iPad, iPhone, or Droid) before starting. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

Google Chromebooks and Chrome OS revisited - great for education

Educational Technology Guy

I am a huge user of Google''s many apps and resources. I also was lucky enough to receive a CR-48 Chromebook from Google to use and review. With all of the free web apps that exist, there is no need to license software either. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks for Schools

Educational Technology Guy

Benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks https://www.google.com/edu/ How does Google Apps and Chromebooks compare to Apple or Microsoft inside the classroom? Google Apps and Chromebooks are extremely easy to use. Google Classroom i s a game-changer…it allows teachers to share resources and communicate with students, distribute, collect and grade assignments, and so much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

iPads Did Not Revolutionize Campus Teaching (But a Few Colleges Give Every Student One)

Edsurge

When Apple released its first iPad seven years ago, the company thought one area it would revolutionize was education. So when Hiram College announced last month that it would provide every student and professor an iPad starting this fall, it made us wonder what the state of Apple’s sector-creating tablet on campuses is these days. (It One of the first to try it was Lynn University , in Boca Raton, Florida, which launched its own iPad initiative in 2013.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

iPad Essentials: Working around the Barriers to YouTube Access

SpeechTechie

Identify a video of interest and while on a computer (not your iPad), copy the video''s URL: 2. Now to get it onto your iPad. Open an email account that is accessible on your iPad (added to your Mail app. Tap the video icon in the email to download the video to the iPad.

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Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

If you are taking the grade for the quiz or test, you can send those grades to your Gradebook software in a snap. Google Forms. Innovation iPads Toolsa Talk with Tony Vincent From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Review: Ask3, a Free iPad App by TechSmith

The Electric Educator

They have produced some great software titles, are strong supporters of education and teachers, and are a Michigan company! A little over a year ago TechSmith developed ScreenChomp , a screencasting app for the iPad. Allow video insertion via the iPad camera.

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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Glass mentioned on the show is no longer available for consumers but they do have Google Glass at Work for AR Work applications. Microsoft Cognitive Services Emotion API – the Microsoft software that recognizes emotions.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. So we use the Paper 53 app on our iPads. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

As Google steals its education thunder, what can Microsoft do?

The Christensen Institute

Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. It did this by integrating to develop and build much of the machines from top to bottom—including product design, assembly, the operating system, and the application software. Microsoft responded by integrating its software suite (and later its web browser) into the Windows operating system.

Google’s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover

Edsurge

When Google’s education users return to schools this fall, their classrooms may look different in more ways than one. Google Classroom , the company’s online tool that lets teachers, students and parents manage assignments and discussions, will be getting a small facelift as part of 12 updates that Google is announcing at this week’s ISTE conference, an annual K-12 educational technology expo.

Faceoff: What Digital Device Should My School Buy?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Then came iPads with their focus on the visual, ease of use, and engagement of users. That means educators now have four options (desktops, laptops, iPads, Chromebooks) as they select tools to unpack education. Does this include teacher favorites like MS Office, Google Earth, or KidPix?

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. Following its March announcement, Apple’s Schoolwork app for iPad is now available for teachers.

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The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

techlearning

If a teacher wants their kids to create, IPad is still the device to go with. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are quality pieces of software, but the lack of them on anything other than Mac means adoption will be low. They do collaboration, but it's just not as good as Google.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

Edsurge

It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Google Google Classroom. Updates and Upgrades: The first of the “Classrooms,” Google Classroom launched in August 2014. Students and teachers using the platform have access to and work within Google Suite products including Docs, Sheets, Slides and more.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

It is taking me a while to convert my most popular speeches like “Differentiating Instruction with Technology” to the new software, but after I do, I’m so much happier with the flow of the presentation. Screenflow (for capturing Mac screenshots, iPhone and iPad).

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From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

Edsurge

A Big Tech Summer Whether you are Google “certified” or Apple “distinguished” there is always more to learn about those endless software updates from the tech giants. They explore ways to engage students aged 5-18 (with their new iPad of course). Meanwhile, the folks over at Google are honing in on Arizona. As testing comes to a close, the next big event for educators on the horizon is summer vacation.

Cross-platform Calendar Management with Sunrise

ProfHacker

Last week I fielded a question from someone who was having difficulty syncing calendar events between her Google account and her iOS device. For cross-platform users (I regularly use a Mac, an iPad, a Linux laptop, and an Android phone), it’s a great choice.

4 Reasons Google Docs Is a Good Idea for Educators

The 21st Century Principal

In an earlier post , I suggest Google Docs as an alternative to purchasing Microsoft Office as an office suite. Google Docs does provide users many useful features that extend far beyond what can be obtained from a locally installed office suite like Open Office or Microsoft Office.

Feedly: An RSS Reader Replacement for Google Reader

The 21st Century Principal

With the impending demise of Google Reader, I have been in search for an RSS Reader replacement. I also tried other alternatives suggested on Twitter, such as Newsblur and some desktop software readers such as Feedreader. I liked Google Reader because of it''s simplicity.

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My Top 8 Google Apps for Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

applications, but once I started examining my list of Google Apps, I knew I could devote one entire post to those apps alone. Google offers so many useful applications to school administrators, I would find it hard to live without those apps now. Here is my most useful Google Apps list.

What is a digital classroom?

EdTech4Beginners

A digital classroom is one which mostly or indeed wholly relies on electronic devices and software. We have a 1:1 iPad scheme in which every child is expected to bring an iPad daily. We use Google Classroom as our core online communication tool.

Chromebooks - definitely awesome for education

Educational Technology Guy

Back in May of 2012, I wrote about Google Chromebooks and how they were great for education. Compare to around $600-$900 for comparable Windows laptop and around $600 for an iPad with keyboard. You can do anything - there is a web app to match pretty much any software and they even work offline and you can now run some Android apps on them. You can also view, edit and create Office documents right inside Google Drive on a Chromebook. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date. For example, it’s no good investing in iPads for the school if the broadband bandwidth and Wi-Fi connectivity aren’t up to scratch. Is the hardware & software compatible?

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Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. Chromebooks are simple to use and easy to setup and manage, but the software is limited to web applications that run in an Internet browser.

Hour of Code Website and App Suggestions for K-8

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hopscotch –programming on the iPad. Google Spreadsheets–decode and fill in color coded pictures. Hopscotch –programming on the iPad. Build with Chrome –kind of like Minecraft, more like Google Earth Warehouse; use virtual Lego blocks to build in your browser.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face). Many have debated the iPad v.